VIDEO: Footage of the El Faro Wreckage 15,000 Feet Deep
Video footage of the wreckage from the El Faro container ship that was carrying four crewmen from Maine when it sank during a hurricane in the Bahamas last October was released last night by the National Transportation Safety Board.
El Faro is nearly three miles down on the ocean floor. The ship's data recorder has still not been found.
Five Polish crewmen and 28 Americans were aboard the U.S. flagged ship – including its captain, Michael Davidson, 53, of Windham; Michael Holland, 25, of Wilton; and Danielle Randolph, 34, and Dylan Meklin, 23, both of Rockland – when it sank.
All four were Maine Maritime Academy graduates, as was a fifth crewman, Mitchell Kuflik, 26, of Brooklyn, New York.
The 790-foot El Faro was lost Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin, the worst U.S. maritime disaster in 35 years. The 40-year-old ship was owned by Tote Maritime.